Sunday, April 13, 2008

Quilt-a-thon Day Two

Check-in #4 Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Last night I actually FINISHED by mini teacup quilt. Made the binding, got it handsewn. DONE! Pictures to come later! Also did some more hand quilting on the Red and White quilt...it's slow, but I am making progress. Hopefully, I'll have more to report later!

Check-in #5 Noon
Finished 3 more blocks of the Radio Flyer baby quilt. I need to add one final round of cream logs to each of the 12 blocks to make them all 12" blocks. Then I can sew the top together.

Check-in #6 3:00 p.m.
Not much to report. First I got distracted answering emails...you know how that can suck you in. Then no dog food, so a trip to the store...can't let the Fudge starve to death and those eyes look at me and say, "how could you forget about me!" I do have the first 3 Radio Flyer blocks done. They look so much better with that last round of cream logs. One more check in later tonight with pictures.

Final Quilt-a-thon Report
I told myself I wasn't going to beat myself up for what I didn't finish. I accomplished lots and feel pretty good about what I did. The Pay It Forward gals will be getting their goods soon. A few little things to do and then those gifts are on their way. No hints...sorry...you all are too smart and I want it to be a surprise.

I finished adding the cream outer log to all of these blocks. 12 blocks done. I'm not sure about these yet. They seem too busy to me. I need to add either sashing or borders to make it as big as you all suggested. I'm thinking about black sashing??? Is that nutty? I'll lay it out tomorrow and take a look. The only problem with working from stash is that I run out of fabrics. I have some of the Oliva dots left and the cream and I have black in my stash. Any thoughts?



Lastly I totally finished...binding and all, the mini teacup quilt. I'm so proud of it. I wanted it to have a soft kind of kitcheny feel. I'm also pleased that I did the pattern. I know it's just a simple teacup, but I worked hard on it.
I think I'm done for the night. Hubby is out of town for most of the week so I need to get him ready. The sun came out, so maybe a quick walk before dinner. Hope you all had a great weekend!

19 comments:

Liz said...

Yeah. Doesn't it feel good to make progress...

driftwood said...

wow, amazing progress ! can't wait to see the photos, it must feel great to have accompished so much!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a terrific weekend you are having! It is amzing what you can accomplish when you make the time available to power sew.

Sew Bee It said...

You are quilt the crafty machine:) I wish I could get that much done! And I think that black sashings on the log cabin quilt would look great! For me the top seems to crave a dark element to go with the dot fabric.

QuiltedSimple said...

You got a LOT done - I can't wait to see the Pay It Forward gifts too - hehe.

I think black sashing would look stunning - and make the colors pop.

Really like your teacup quilt too - very good job on all you accomplished.

Take care,
Kris

purple and paisley said...

black sashing on your wonky quilt would look great...one of my faves is a black sashed quilt i made hubby - (a pic of it is posted in my january archives)...i bought fabric to start my wonky log cabin using your tutorial! can't wait!

Amy said...

Eek! That teacup quilt is the best, so great! I love how simple and fresh it is, really wonderful :)

cdnj said...

I love that dotty fabric, it makes your blocks look lacey. You made such amazing progress this weekend.

Laurie said...

wow...you were super busy and productive!! love those wonky blocks!
laurie

magikquilter said...

Well done and loaded to the group already! Way to go! Thanks for your comment earlier...will look for the tissues but we can be a little behind here on products so not holding my breath.
Still reeling from the AI news, we only got the American Idol results show last night here and the aussie guy left..really thought he was good and he gave it to Simon without saying a word! Have a good week.

Ruth's Place said...

Your teacup quilt is fabulous!

Joan said...

I love the little teacup quilt. How sweet is that!

amandajean said...

what great progress this weekend, jacquie!

upstateLisa said...

I love all those wonky blocks!!! and the teacup is so delicate!!!

bettyninja said...

Black borders would be a nice touch if you have enough. I love this latest creation. I also love the tea cup mini quilt that you worked on. I really need to get a Quilt-a-thon day in myself. Just finish up a lot of things

Kieny said...

Wow you've been pretty busy. The black sashing sounds good to me.

D said...

Beautiful!

Nikki Schreiner said...

Wow, I LOVE your fabric choices on both these projects. The big polka-dots are amazing, I'm so inspired :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

That is so cute! Simple and gorgeous at the same time.